16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Burlington
— 1 night
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Stowe
— 2 nights
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North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
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Boston
— 7 nights
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Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): cast your line with 3rd Alarm Charters & Guide Service. On your second day here, stroll through Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, then see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room 60.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Burlington trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Burlington is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December: high temperatures in Burlington hover around 36°F and lows are around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Burlington

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Eden Dogsledding, look for gifts at Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft, and then get outside with Umiak Outdoor Outfitters. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort, then whizz through the canopy at ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, and then hone your skills at Bolton Valley Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stowe trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Burlington to Stowe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Stowe when traveling from Burlington in December, with lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

North Conway

— 2 nights
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Cathedral Ledge, glide through natural beauty at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, and then surround yourself with nature on Bretton Woods Canopy Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Cranmore Mountain Resort and then take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Gorge.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the North Conway trip planner.

You can drive from Stowe to North Conway in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stowe in December: high temperatures in North Conway hover around 40°F and lows are around 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, and then snap pictures at Wiggly Bridge. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, then take a memorable drive along Walker's Point, and then glide through natural beauty at Harris Farm Cross Country Skiing.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ogunquit road trip website.

You can drive from North Conway to Ogunquit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ogunquit, with lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 27th (Sun), trek along Salisbury Rail Trail, then get a new perspective on things with Seacoast New Hampshire Sportfishing, then take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth online tour itinerary planner.

Portsmouth is just a short distance from Ogunquit. Traveling from Ogunquit in December, Portsmouth is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boston

— 7 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cliff Walk and Chatham Lighthouse Beach. Freedom Trail and National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: The Breakers (in Newport), Lizzie Borden House (in Fall River) and The Stephen Hopkins House (in Providence). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of North End, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, and make a trip to Newbury Street.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Boston travel route website.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portsmouth in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Waterfalls · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
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.

Maine travel guide

4.6
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.