15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Drive:  30​min
1
Acadia National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h
2
Brunswick
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Concord
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Lexington
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
8
Boston
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
9
Plymouth
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Groton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Farmington
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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nights
Acadia National Park

Acadia 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.
Family-friendly places like Sand Beach and Shore Path will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Mount Desert Island and Cadillac Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Acadia National Park: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Bar Harbor), Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse (in Bass Harbor) and Prospect (Fort Knox State Historic Site & Penobscot Narrows Bridge). There's still lots to do: stroll through Carriage Roads, trek along Ocean Path, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park online itinerary creator.

Bar Harbor to Acadia National Park is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brunswick.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Prospect, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

1
day
Brunswick

Brunswick ©
Brunswick is a town in Cumberland County in southern Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Thomas Point Beach, and then examine the collection at Maine Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brunswick travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Acadia National Park to Brunswick with the Route module. In August in Brunswick, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Brunswick

Beaches Museums Parks

Side Trip

Maine Maritime Museum
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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum ©
Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum
Maine Maritime Museum ©
Maine Maritime Museum

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
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.
On the 9th (Wed), kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach, see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, and then explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portland itinerary maker.

Portland is very close to Brunswick. August in Portland sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Portland

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Orchard Beach, Portland Head Light
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Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum, then look for gifts at When Pigs Fly Company Store, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Sands Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth itinerary maker.

You can drive from Portland to Portsmouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, When Pigs Fly Company Store, Long Sands Beach
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Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum

1
night
Salem

Salem
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salem trip generator.

Drive from Portsmouth to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 11th (Fri), you're off toConcord.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
night
Concord

Concord ©
Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the views from North Bridge, get in on the family fun at Canobie Lake Park, and then make a trip to The Old Manse. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minute Man National Historical Park, admire the majestic nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, and then take an in-depth tour of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Concord travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Salem to Concord in an hour. Another option is to take a train. August in Concord sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Concord

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canobie Lake Park
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North Bridge ©
North Bridge
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

few
hours
Lexington

Lexington
Lexington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lexington trip itinerary planner.

Lexington is very close to Concord. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You'll set off for Boston on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Outdoors

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
On the 13th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Boston tour planner.

Getting from Lexington to Boston by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Lexington in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

1
day
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock, step aboard Mayflower II, then take in nature's colorful creations at Brewster Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Plymouth vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Plymouth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Plymouth sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Plymouth

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Cod Canal
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Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock
Mayflower II ©
Mayflower II

1
night
Newport

Newport
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport tour planner.

You can drive from Plymouth to Newport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Newport, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Groton.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
night
Groton

Groton ©
Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut, United States. On the 15th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Hammonasset Beach State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Misquamicut State Beach. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum and then contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Groton itinerary maker.

Drive from Newport to Groton in 1.5 hours. August in Groton sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Groton

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Misquamicut State Beach, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Olde Mistick Village
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Misquamicut State Beach ©
Misquamicut State Beach
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

1
night
Farmington

Farmington
Farmington is an affluent town located in Hartford County in the Farmington Valley area of central Connecticut in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Farmington tour planner.

Getting from Groton to Farmington by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Farmington are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Outdoors Trails

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