17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  3​h
1
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Bar Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
9
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Detroit

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nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): walk around Cleveland Metroparks, then have some family-friendly fun at Perplexity Games Escape Room Cleveland, then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mall. On the next day, try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, then enjoy some friendly competition at Bay Lanes Bowling, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cleveland online travel planner .

Detroit to Cleveland is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Buffalo.

Things to do in Cleveland

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Bay Lanes Bowling
Highlights from your plan
Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling
Perplexity Games Escape Room Cleveland ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Darien Lake Amusement Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Buffalo travel tool .

Take a bus from Cleveland to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cleveland in June, Buffalo is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Darien Lake Amusement Park
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
On the 28th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then walk around Boston Public Garden, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Buffalo to Boston in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Boston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

1
night
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
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 29th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then take in the exciting artwork at Panache Fine Jewelry and Art Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ogunquit trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Boston to Ogunquit takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ogunquit, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway

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nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Portland Head Light, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Old Port, kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Portland in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trips

Portland Head Light, Old Orchard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ducktrap River Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, and then look for gifts at Jo Ellen Designs.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Camden trip itinerary app .

Drive from Portland to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Camden are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Farnsworth Art Museum, Ducktrap River Park, Owls Head Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

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nights
Acadia National Park

Acadia 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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Acadia National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Camden to Acadia National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Acadia National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
The Gorge Path ©
The Gorge Path

1
night
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, then play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, and then head off the coast to Mount Desert Island.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary maker site .

Bar Harbor is just a short distance from Acadia National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get great views at Top of the Rock. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial and then admire all the interesting features of Central Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City route tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bar Harbor to New York City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bar Harbor in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, Chicago is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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