17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Boston
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Provincetown
— 1 night
Taxi to Hyannis, MA, Ferry to Nantucket
3
Nantucket
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hyannis
— 1 night
Drive
5
Salem
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly

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Boston

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 28th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. On your second day here, visit North End, then stop by Brookline Booksmith, then don't miss a visit to Newbury Street, and finally wander the streets of Beacon Hill.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Boston is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Boston is minus 15 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Boston at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
night
Provincetown

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Highland Light, then pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Provincetown Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, then steep yourself in history at Captain Penniman House, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Nauset Lighthouse.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Provincetown trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Provincetown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly; or drive. October in Provincetown sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

1
night
Nantucket

Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at Brant Point Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Whaling Museum, and finally stop by Aunt Leah's Fudge.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Provincetown to Nantucket in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Hyannis.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

1
night
Hyannis

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hyannis holiday maker.

Traveling by ferry from Nantucket to Hyannis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. November in Hyannis sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Salem.

Things to do in Hyannis

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

1
night
Salem

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Pickering Wharf, contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, then take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, then look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner, and finally stop by Hex: Old World Witchery.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salem day trip planning website.

Getting from Hyannis to Salem by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Salem sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

2
nights
Portland

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 3rd (Sat): revel in the low prices at L.L. Bean Factory Store. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Portland visit planner.

You can drive from Salem to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

5
nights
New York City

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, shop like a local with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, stroll around Central Park, and stop by The Strand Bookstore.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City road trip website.

You can drive from Portland to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in November, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.