13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Boston
— 4 nights
Fly
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Acadia National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
Fly to Syracuse, Bus to Watkins Glen
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Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive
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Rochester
— 1 night
Fly

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Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Salisbury Rail Trail (in Salisbury), Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway & Ogunquit Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). The adventure continues: walk around Boston Public Garden, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and meet the residents at New England Aquarium.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston road trip planning website.

Washington DC to Boston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Boston hover around 81°F and lows are around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acadia National Park

— 3 nights

First Eastern 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, stroll through Sand Beach, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Acadia National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in August, expect Acadia National Park to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Bar Harbor

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery, Winter Harbor 5&10, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tee off at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, and trek along Ocean Path.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip planner.

Bar Harbor is just a short distance from Acadia National Park. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Watkins Glen

— 1 night
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 21st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of International Motor Racing Research Center, admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Watkins Glen by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bar Harbor, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Watkins Glen, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Rochester

— 1 night

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at The Strong National Museum of Play, then stroll through Turning Point Park, then hike along Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, and finally look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rochester road trip site.

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rochester are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.

Finger Lakes travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.