17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mystic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plymouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sacramento
— 1 day

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New York City

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then stroll around Central Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then go for a walk through Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip app.

Sacramento to New York City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to New York City is 3 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in June, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Mystic

— 2 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Watch Hill Merry Go Round & Beach, identify plant and animal life at Napatree Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Misquamicut State Beach. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Charlestown Town Beach.

Plan a Mystic trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from New York City to Mystic in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Mystic to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plymouth.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Plymouth

— 2 nights

America's Hometown

Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Get outdoors at Kalmus Beach and Craigville Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mayflower Beach and Highland Light. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plymouth: Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay), Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (in Wellfleet) and Corporation Beach (in Dennis). It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Plymouth online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Mystic to Plymouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Kennebunk Beach and then stroll through Gooch's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maine Wildlife Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Plymouth to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Camden

— 1 night
For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Camden travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Camden hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 58°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Eagle Lake Acadia National Park and then sample the tasty concoctions at Atlantic Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Egg Rock Light, admire the natural beauty at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Boston

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Harvard University, appreciate the history behind Bunker Hill Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Old State House, contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground, then witness the site of a historic battle at Minute Man National Historical Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boston trip planning tool.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Boston by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bar Harbor in July, with highs in Boston at 83°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and then take in the pleasant sights at The High Line. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, then make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Boston to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Sacramento

— 1 day

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at American River Bicycle Trail and then do a tasting at Bogle Winery.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sacramento online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Sacramento takes 9.5 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 New York City to Sacramento. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Sacramento to be little chillier, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.

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.