18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Mystic
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 5 nights
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Ogunquit
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Mystic

— 2 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mystic: A Place Called Hope (in Killingworth), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Branford) and Buttonwood Farm (in Griswold). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Thames River Heritage Park, get engrossed in the history at Slater Memorial Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Pleasure Beach, and step on board at Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruises.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Mystic trip planner.

Jacksonville to Mystic is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in July; daily highs in Mystic reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Boston

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (in Barnstable), Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay) and Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, contemplate the long history of Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Atwood Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Boston tour builder app.

Drive from Mystic to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Boston are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 1 night
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 15th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit visit planner.

You can drive from Boston to Ogunquit in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Ogunquit. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 4 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step out of Bar Harbor with an excursion to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula, trek along Gorham Mountain Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Ogunquit in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Bar Harbor, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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.
Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 86°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
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.

Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.

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.