13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Bus to Detroit, Fly to New Haven
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New Haven
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salem
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Concord
— 1 night
Drive
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Burlington
Drive
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Stowe
— 2 nights
Fly

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New Haven

— 2 nights
New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at White Memorial Conservation Center, see the interesting displays at Tapping Reeve House and Law School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes' Shrine, then examine the collection at New England Carousel Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at American Clock & Watch Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Grove Street Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center, examine the collection at Shore Line Trolley Museum, then see the interesting displays at Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, and finally stroll around Southford Falls State Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Haven trip itinerary planning app.

Lansing to New Haven is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. October in New Haven sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the world from above with Newport Helicopter Tours, steep yourself in history at Rough Point Museum, steep yourself in history at Chateau-sur-Mer, examine the collection at International Tennis Hall of Fame, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Cliff Walk. On the next day, steep yourself in history at The Preservation Society of Newport County, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, examine the collection at Rosecliff, then visit a coastal fixture at Castle Hill Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Miantonomi Memorial Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Newport road trip website.

Traveling by car from New Haven to Newport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Newport are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Salem.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Salem

— 1 night

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, steep yourself in history at The Custom House, then get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Village, and finally admire the striking features of Ropes Mansion.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Salem day trip planning website.

You can drive from Newport to Salem in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Salem when traveling from Newport in October, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites · Museums

Bar Harbor

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 7th (Wed), get outside with Dorr Mountain, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, then stroll through Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Penobscot Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Great Head Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Precipice Trail, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Eagle Lake Acadia National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor holiday app.

You can drive from Salem to Bar Harbor in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Salem in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Bar Harbor, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

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 9th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Cape Elizabeth Light, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, then get lost in a book at Tate House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, and finally contemplate the long history of Friends of Fort Gorges.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portland online route planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Concord.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Concord

— 1 night
Concord is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Hampshire and the county seat of Merrimack County. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Hill Trail, steep yourself in history at Canterbury Shaker Village, then contemplate the long history of Pierce Manse, then grab your bike and head to Winant Park Hiking Trails, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Concord Craft Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Concord travel route builder website.

Getting from Portland to Concord by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Concord can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Concord

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Burlington

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Burlington trip planner.

You can drive from Concord to Burlington in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Stowe.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Stowe

— 2 nights

The Ski Capital of the East

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center, then trek along Stowe Recreation Path, then delve into the lush surroundings at Wiessner Woods, and finally cruise along Smugglers Notch State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mansfield State Forest, shop like a local with Little River HotGlass Studio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Blessed Sacrament Church, then take a peaceful walk through Cady Hill Forest, and finally explore the activities along Mad River.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stowe road trip site.

You can drive from Burlington to Stowe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Burlington in October, Stowe is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.