12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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New York City
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels


New York City — 3 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step out of New York City with an excursion to Coney Island in Brooklyn--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City sightseeing planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Brussels in August, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Burlington.
Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Burlington — 1 night

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace, then stroll around Oakledge Park, then hike along Burlington Bike Path, and finally kick back and relax at North Beach Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Burlington day trip website.

You can fly from New York City to Burlington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Burlington when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jefferson.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Jefferson — 1 night

Jefferson is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Weeks State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, and then trek along Caps Ridge Trail.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jefferson trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Burlington to Jefferson takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Burlington in August, Jefferson is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Eastham.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails
Side Trips

Eastham — 2 nights

Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Cod National Seashore. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Coast Guard Beach, then kick back and relax at Nauset Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Nickerson State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Captain Penniman House.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Eastham travel route planner.

Getting from Jefferson to Eastham by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Jefferson in August, Eastham is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Falmouth.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Falmouth — 2 nights

Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, kick back and relax at Old Silver Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Corporation Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Falmouth trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Eastham to Falmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Falmouth sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Boston.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Side Trips

Boston — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): have fun and explore at Boston Children's Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then stroll around Boston Public Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip planner.

You can drive from Falmouth to Boston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Boston sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

White Mountains travel guide

Geologic Formations · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks
The vast White Mountains cover not only a quarter of New Hampshire, but also a good portion of western Maine. A popular holiday destination for hiking and camping throughout the year, this mountain range includes some of the most rugged terrain in New England. Most of the area is public land, with a number of state parks and a sprawling national forest. The range includes 48 peaks over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) tall, popularly known as the "four-thousand footers." Mount Washington stands out among these, at 1,917 m (6,288 ft), as the highest peak in the northeastern section of the United States. To explore the mountains while on vacation, you can park at the national forest's trailheads, but be sure to purchase a parking permit at any of the area's visitor centers first.

Cape Cod travel guide

Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.