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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Boston
— 1 night
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 1 night
New Haven
— 1 night
— 2 nights
New York City
— 6 nights


Boston — 1 night


Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden. On the next day, walk around Boston Common, then get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, then shop like a local with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

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Dusseldorf, Germany to Boston is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Boston due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Acadia National Park.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): hike along Precipice Trail, cruise along Park Loop Road, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, then stroll through Sand Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

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Fly from Boston to Acadia National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boston in October; daily highs in Acadia National Park reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

Ogunquit — 1 night

Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
On the 19th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at SoMe Brewing Company.

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You can drive from Acadia National Park to Ogunquit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Springfield.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip

Springfield — 1 night

Springfield is a city in western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 20th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Smith College Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Basketball Hall of Fame, and then appreciate the history behind Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.

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Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Springfield takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Springfield are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to New Haven.
Parks · Museums
Side Trip

New Haven — 1 night

New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Yale Center for British Art, then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, then gain insight at Yale University, and finally snap pictures at Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge.

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Drive from Springfield to New Haven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Springfield in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in New Haven. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Riverhead.

Riverhead — 2 nights

Riverhead is a town within Suffolk County, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Long Island Aquarium, learn about winemaking at Martha Clara Vineyards, then view the masterpieces at Alex Ferrone Gallery, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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You can drive from New Haven to Riverhead in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Riverhead can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to New York City.
Wineries · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

New York City — 6 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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

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You can drive from Riverhead to New York City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Riverhead in October, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trip

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.

Maine travel guide

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.

Hamptons travel guide

Lighthouses · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Beaches
A historical summer retreat, the Hamptons is one of the United States' most expensive residential areas. The series of hamlets and villages in Southampton is known for its isolated charm and luxury. The small villages swell in population during the summer, as New York City's most recognizable residents escape here to frequent restaurants, retail outlets, and the colorful art community. Secluded mansions are interspersed with golf courses and tennis clubs, where socialites gather during daylight hours.