14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 1 night
Drive
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Mystic
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston
— 2 nights
Fly
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Franconia
— 1 night
Drive
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Stowe
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
Fly

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New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 30th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, examine the collection at New York Public Library, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of the Arts, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History and then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Mystic

— 1 night
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Mystic Seaport Museum, then examine the collection at The Submarine Force Museum, and then stroll through Pleasure Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mystic trip maker website.

Traveling by car from New York City to Mystic takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Mystic to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Mystic

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Boston

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, and finally stop by North End.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boston day trip site.

You can drive from Mystic to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Boston are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 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.
Get outdoors at Cadillac Mountain and Park Loop Road. Explore hidden gems such as Gorham Mountain Trail and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Great Head Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, stroll through Bubble Rock, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Acadia National Park tour builder tool.

You can fly from Boston to Acadia National Park in 4.5 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 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Franconia.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Franconia

— 1 night
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 7th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Flume Gorge, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Franconia sightseeing website.

Drive from Acadia National Park to Franconia in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Franconia when traveling from Acadia National Park in August, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Stowe

— 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest and then hike along Stowe Recreation Path.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Stowe road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Franconia to Stowe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Stowe sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art. Visit National Mall and Smithsonian Institution Building for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning app.

You can fly from Stowe to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stowe in August; daily highs in Washington DC reach 87°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Williamsburg

— 1 night

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, then contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, and then steep yourself in history at George Wythe House.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.