13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Birmingham
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Shuttle:  10 h 15 min
1
Acadia National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h
2
Bennington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kingston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Bethel
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Birmingham

4
nights
Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, hike along Gorham Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Precipice Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Birmingham to Acadia National Park is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Acadia National Park is little chillier than Birmingham - with highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bennington.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead

2
nights
Bennington

Bennington ©
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. On the 11th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Bridge at the Green, then take in the awesome beauty at Bromley Mountain, then contemplate the long history of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lye Brook Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Fiddlehead at Four Corners, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Old First Church, take some stellar pictures from Bennington Battle Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Bennington Museum, and finally snap pictures at Papermill Village Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bennington travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Acadia National Park to Bennington takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. When traveling from Acadia National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bennington: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kingston.

Things to do in Bennington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manchester, Bridge at the Green, Bromley Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home ©
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Bennington Battle Monument ©
Bennington Battle Monument
The Old First Church ©
The Old First Church

2
nights
Kingston

Kingston ©
Kingston is a city in and the county seat of Ulster County, New York, United States. On the 13th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Historic Huguenot Street, identify plant and animal life at Mohonk Preserve, and then admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Transfiguration Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Overlook Mountain, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kaaterskill Falls, and finally make a trip to Lighthouse.

Start your trip to Kingston by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Bennington to Kingston takes 2 hours. Traveling from Bennington in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Kingston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bethel.

Things to do in Kingston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Woodstock, New Paltz, Kaaterskill Falls, Lighthouse, Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Mohonk Preserve ©
Mohonk Preserve
Overlook Mountain ©
Overlook Mountain

1
night
Bethel

Bethel ©
Bethel is a town in Sullivan County, New York, USA. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Superior State Park, sample the fine beverages at Catskill Distilling Company, and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum at Bethel Woods.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bethel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kingston to Bethel takes 1.5 hours. In July, Bethel is a bit cooler than Kingston - with highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Bethel

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Museum at Bethel Woods ©
The Museum at Bethel Woods
Catskill Distilling Company ©
Catskill Distilling Company

3
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shenandoah National Park: Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins (in Barboursville), SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton) and James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, trek along Mary's Rock Summit Trail, work some fitness into your day at Limberlost Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Shenandoah National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bethel to Shenandoah National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bethel in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Shenandoah National Park: highs are around 88°F and lows about 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins, SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, James Madison's Montpelier
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

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