15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route maker

Make it your trip
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Burlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Hartford
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 1 night
Drive to Philadelphia International Airport, Fly to Eaton

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New York City

— 4 nights

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Eaton to New York City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Eaton in September, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Burlington.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Round Church, then examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burlington Bike Path.

Make your Burlington itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Burlington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Burlington reach 75°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Burlington

Trails · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartford

— 1 night
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll the grounds of Ancient Burying Ground, then experience rural life at Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill, and then walk around Wickham Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hartford trip itinerary app.

Getting from Burlington to Hartford by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Newport

— 1 night

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 24th (Fri): cast your line with Fish'n Tales Adventures, then learn the secrets of beer at Rhode Island Red Food Tours, and then stop by Thames Glass.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hartford to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Newport sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Museums

Boston

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum), Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth) and Falmouth (Highfield Hall & Gardens & Shining Sea Bikeway). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, ponder the world of politics at Massachusetts State House, get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boston travel site.

Traveling by car from Newport to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 28th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bar Harbor trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Boston to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, expect Bar Harbor to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Longwood Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, and finally wander the streets of Society Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then savor the flavors at Philly Brew Tours, and then walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bar Harbor in September; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 80°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape May

— 1 night

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 1st (Fri), meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape May online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Cape May takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.

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.

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
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.

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.

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.

Maine travel guide

4.6
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.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.