16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Mystic
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salem
— 1 day
Drive
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Boston
— 1 night
Fly
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Acadia National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Conway
— 1 night
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Stowe
— 1 night
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Mystic

— 1 night
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 31st (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours, admire the masterpieces at Mystic Museum of Art, then identify plant and animal life at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Mystified Escape Rooms.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Mystic vacation planner.

Columbia to Mystic is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Columbia in July: high temperatures in Mystic hover around 80°F and lows are around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Newport

— 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Fort Wetherill State Park, take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, then admire the landmark architecture of Marble House, and finally trek along Cliff Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Audrain Automobile Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Thames Glass, and finally take an in-depth tour of Isaac Bell House.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Mystic to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July in Newport, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. You will leave for Salem on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Salem

— 1 day

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Wicked Good Books, get your game on at Witch Pix, then see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, then contemplate the long history of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ropes Mansion.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salem route app.

You can drive from Newport to Salem in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

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 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Harvard Art Museums, appreciate the history behind The Mapparium, then stop by Back Bay, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, then shop like a local with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Old State House.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Boston vacation planning tool.

Getting from Salem to Boston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Acadia National Park

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sand Beach and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. Get in touch with nature at Carriage Roads and Gorham Mountain Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Heart of Acadia Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bowl Trail, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and identify plant and animal life at Acadia's Birds.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Boston to Acadia National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Boston in August, with highs in Acadia National Park at 75°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Victoria Mansion and Eastern Cemetery. Appreciate the collections at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum and Portland Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, see the interesting displays at Maine Jewish Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Shipyard Brewing Company.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip site.

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

North Conway

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Wed), look for gifts at North Conway 5 and 10, see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, have fun and explore at MWV Children's Museum, then view the masterpieces at North Conway League of NH Craftsmen Fine Arts Gallery, and finally walk around Schouler Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our North Conway day trip planning app.

Drive from Portland to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in North Conway are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in North Conway

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Shopping

Stowe

— 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Wiessner Woods, then trek along Stowe Recreation Path, then examine the collection at Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Stowe trip builder app.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Stowe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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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.