15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey maker

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive
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Acadia National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Provincetown
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hyannis
— 2 nights
Ferry to Marthas Vineyard Terminal, Bus to Edgartown
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Edgartown
— 2 nights
Fly

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Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Bristol (Audubon Society Environmental Education Center & Colt State Park). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, visit a coastal fixture at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Newport day trip planning site.

New York City to Newport is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August, Newport is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 2 nights
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Uniques and Antiques, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Footbridge Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then head outdoors with Fisherman's Walk, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ogunquit visit site.

Traveling by car from Newport to Ogunquit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Newport in August since evenings lows in Ogunquit dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, trek along Great Head Trail, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Acadia National Park day trip app.

Getting from Ogunquit to Acadia National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Ogunquit in August, plan for little chillier days in Acadia National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Provincetown

— 3 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Provincetown is known for wildlife, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Point, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Provincetown trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Acadia National Park to Provincetown in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Hyannis

— 2 nights

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
On the 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then stroll through Shining Sea Bikeway, and then stroll through Old Silver Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Chatham Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Nickerson State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hyannis road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Hyannis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in Hyannis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Edgartown

— 2 nights
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Edgartown Lighthouse, look for gifts at Stefanie Wolf Designs, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Park Tabernacle, then make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel, and finally visit Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA). Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Katama Airfield, then kick back and relax at Norton Point Beach, then play a few rounds at Farm Neck Golf Club, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mytoi.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edgartown trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Hyannis to Edgartown by combination of ferry and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Edgartown are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edgartown

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.

Cape Cod travel guide

4.4
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.

Martha's Vineyard travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Lighthouses · Landmarks
Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have been known to separate the two. The last such separation of the islands was in 2007 and the two islands are again connected as of April 2, 2015.It is the 58th largest island in the United States, with a land area of 100sqmi, and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States, after Long Island and Mount Desert Island. The island constitutes the bulk of Dukes County, Massachusetts, which also includes the Elizabeth Islands and the island of Nomans Land.The Vineyard was home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language developed on the island called Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL).The 2010 census reported a year-round population of 16,535 residents, although the summer population can swell to more than 100,000 people. About 56% of the Vineyard's 14,621 homes are seasonally occupied.

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