15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rockport
— 1 night
Drive
5
Newport
— 2 nights
Ferry
6
Oak Bluffs
— 1 night
Ferry
7
Nantucket
— 1 night
Ferry to Hyannis, MA, Taxi to Provincetown
8
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Boston
— 1 night
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Acadia National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then hike along Gorham Mountain Trail, then hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bubble Rock, trek along Great Head Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park trip maker site.

San Francisco to Acadia National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get little chillier in Acadia National Park: highs are around 49°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Camden

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, then examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shirttail Point. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Megunticook Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Camden road trip website.

Getting from Acadia National Park to Camden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Camden, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Footbridge Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Wells Beach. On the next day, trek along Back Cove Trail, then sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Casco Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Camden to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Portland are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rockport.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Rockport

— 1 night
Rockport is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Old First Parish Burying Ground, look for all kinds of wild species at Halibut Point State Park, then kick back and relax at Front Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Good Harbor Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rockport, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Portland to Rockport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Rockport can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then examine the collection at Rosecliff, then contemplate the long history of Rough Point Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sachuest Beach (Second Beach). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Chateau-sur-Mer, contemplate the long history of Trinity Church, and then take in the exciting artwork at Thames Glass.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport online trip builder.

You can drive from Rockport to Newport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Oak Bluffs

— 1 night
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 20th (Tue), wander the streets of Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA), enjoy the sea views from Edgartown Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Katama Beach/ South Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Aquinnah Cliffs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oak Bluffs online vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Newport to Oak Bluffs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Oak Bluffs, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Nantucket.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Nantucket

— 1 night
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Brant Point Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Great Point Light, and then enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse.

For photos and more tourist information, read Nantucket trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Oak Bluffs to Nantucket in 2 hours. April in Nantucket sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites

Provincetown

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Cape Cod Provincelands Trail, stroll through Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Provincetown Town Hall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Highland Light, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Beech Forest, Provincetown.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Nantucket to Provincetown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boston

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Hancock-Clarke House, then explore the galleries of Buckman Tavern, and finally take in the history at Lexington Green.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Boston road trip site.

Fly from Provincetown to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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.

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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