15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Burlington
— 1 night
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North Conway
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 4 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Mystic
— 1 night
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Burlington

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): trek along Burlington Bike Path, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at 1st Republic Brewing Company, then examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Vintage Photography Emporium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and then hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Burlington holiday planning website.

New York City to Burlington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get a bit cooler in Burlington: highs are around 36°F and lows about 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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North Conway

North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
On the 4th (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, surround yourself with nature on Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, and then relax in the rural setting at Nestlenook Estate & Resort Sleigh Rides. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Cranmore Mountain Resort and then stroll through Rocky Gorge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our North Conway day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Burlington to North Conway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in December, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Portland

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Walker's Point (in Kennebunkport), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Strawbery Banke Museum (in Portsmouth). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, gain some tasty knowledge on The Maine Brew Bus, stop by L.L. Bean Factory Store, and admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland trip builder website.

Drive from North Conway to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Boston

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.
Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay) and Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, let little ones run wild at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

Discover how to plan a Boston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in December; daily highs in Boston reach 43°F and lows reach 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
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Newport

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth), Museum of Madeirian Heritage (in New Bedford) and Fall River Historical Society (in Fall River). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and tour in style with a train tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Newport vacation planning app.

Drive from Boston to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Mystic

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 16th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Tantaquidgeon Museum, then try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and finally snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mystic itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Newport to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Mystic are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Theme Parks
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.

Maine travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.

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.

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.