16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Acadia National Park
— 1 day
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jefferson
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Placid
— 1 night
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Burlington
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Acadia National Park — 1 day

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 7th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain and then hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Acadia National Park trip itinerary tool.

New York City to Acadia National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Acadia National Park is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Newport.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Newport — 3 nights

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Bring the kids along to Boat Tours & Water Sports and The Breakers. Venture out of the city with trips to Falmouth (Shining Sea Bikeway & Old Silver Beach) and Mystic Aquarium (in Mystic). It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Acadia National Park to Newport in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Newport when traveling from Acadia National Park in August, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boston.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Side Trips

Boston — 4 nights

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.
Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Boston Public Garden make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, let little ones run wild at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Newport to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jefferson.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
Side Trip

Jefferson — 1 night

Jefferson is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 15th (Sun), get outside with Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, then find something for the whole family at Santa's Village, and then stroll through Pondicherry Wildlife Reserve.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jefferson trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Boston to Jefferson by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Boston in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jefferson, with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lake Placid.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours
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Lake Placid — 1 night

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wilmington Town Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Placid.

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

You can drive from Jefferson to Lake Placid in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lake Placid can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Burlington.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

Burlington — 2 nights

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at D.A.R. State Park and then hike along Stowe Recreation Path. On the next day, hike along Burlington Bike Path and then see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Burlington trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Burlington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lake Placid in August, expect Burlington to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Portland.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches
Side Trips

Portland — 4 nights

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Portland Japanese Garden and International Rose Test Garden. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Cannon Beach) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Fly from Burlington to Portland in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Burlington to Portland. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

White Mountains travel guide

4.7
Waterfalls · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks
The vast White Mountains cover not only a quarter of New Hampshire, but also a good portion of western Maine. A popular holiday destination for hiking and camping throughout the year, this mountain range includes some of the most rugged terrain in New England. Most of the area is public land, with a number of state parks and a sprawling national forest. The range includes 48 peaks over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) tall, popularly known as the "four-thousand footers." Mount Washington stands out among these, at 1,917 m (6,288 ft), as the highest peak in the northeastern section of the United States. To explore the mountains while on vacation, you can park at the national forest's trailheads, but be sure to purchase a parking permit at any of the area's visitor centers first.