18 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

18 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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18 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hull
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tiverton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Westerly
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + train:  4​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
End: New York City

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 4th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, and then look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars. On the next day, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, then visit a coastal fixture at Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor online journey builder .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bar Harbor. In June, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth day trip planning app .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Portsmouth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Bar Harbor in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Portsmouth, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Hull.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Hull

Hull ©
Hull is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, located on a peninsula at the southern edge of Boston Harbor. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner, then take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables, and then kick back and relax at Singing Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Adams National Historical Park, then stroll the grounds of Hancock Cemetery, and then stroll through Nantasket Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hull attractions planning website .

Drive from Portsmouth to Hull in 2 hours. In June in Hull, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Hull

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Salem, Quincy, Singing Beach
Highlights from your plan
Adams National Historical Park ©
Adams National Historical Park
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Nantasket Beach ©
Nantasket Beach

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahant Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): shop like a local with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Boston sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Hull to Boston takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tiverton.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Nahant Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nahant Beach ©
Nahant Beach
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

1
night
Tiverton

Tiverton ©
Tiverton is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. On the 12th (Fri), kick back and relax at Fogland Beach, get engrossed in the history at Lizzie Borden House, and then admire the natural beauty at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tiverton trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Boston to Tiverton takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Tiverton can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Westerly.

Things to do in Tiverton

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lizzie Borden House, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Fogland Beach ©
Fogland Beach
Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House

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Westerly

Westerly ©
Westerly is a town on the southwestern shoreline of Washington County, Rhode Island, United States founded in 1669 by John Babcock. On the 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Misquamicut State Beach, then take in the views from Mystic River Bascule Bridge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Gillette Castle State Park. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum, steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Narragansett Beach.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Westerly itinerary planning site .

Drive from Tiverton to Westerly in 1.5 hours. In June in Westerly, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Westerly

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mystic, Gillette Castle State Park, The Submarine Force Museum, Narragansett Beach
Highlights from your plan
Misquamicut State Beach ©
Misquamicut State Beach
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park
Narragansett Beach ©
Narragansett Beach

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nights
New Shoreham, Block Island

New Shoreham ©
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. On the 15th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach / Fred Benson Town Beach, then indulge your taste buds at Blocks of Fudge, then enjoy the sea views from South East Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mohegan Bluffs. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at North Lighthouse, then stroll through Ballard's Beach, and then experience rural life at 1661 Farm and Gardens.

Plan trip to New Shoreham with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Westerly to New Shoreham takes 2.5 hours. In June in New Shoreham, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mohegan Bluffs ©
Mohegan Bluffs
Fred Benson Town Beach ©
Fred Benson Town Beach
South East Lighthouse ©
South East Lighthouse

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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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Family-friendly places like Central Park and Gateway National Recreation will thrill your kids. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, wander the streets of Times Square, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker .

Getting from New Shoreham to New York City by combination of ferry and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New Shoreham in June, with highs in New York City at 80°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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