16 days in East Coast of USA & Vermont Itinerary

16 days in East Coast of USA & Vermont Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Stowe
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
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Boston
— 3 nights
Drive to Woods Hole, Ferry to Oak Bluffs
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Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
— 7 nights
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Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Cleveland to Washington DC is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cleveland in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Stowe.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Stowe

— 2 nights

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Hope Cemetery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mad River, and then trek along Stowe Recreation Path. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, stroll through Burlington Bike Path, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Round Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Stowe trip builder app.

Getting from Washington DC to Stowe by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Stowe reach 74°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): hike along Little Boar's Head Seaside Trail and then see what you can catch with Seacoast New Hampshire Sportfishing.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stowe to Portsmouth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum), The Jenney (in Plymouth) and Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, and see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Boston trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

— 7 nights
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oak Bluffs: Chappaquiddick (in Edgartown), Aquinnah (Gay Head Lighthouse & Gay Head) and Woods Hole (Woods Hole Drawbridge, Nobska Point Lighthouse, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel, admire the striking features of Trinity Park Tabernacle, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Whaling Church, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aquinnah Cliffs.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oak Bluffs sightseeing planning website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Boston to Oak Bluffs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Boston in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Oak Bluffs, with lows around 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Ski Areas
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.

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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