18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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New Haven
— 1 night
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Newport
— 1 night
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Salem
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Acadia National Park
— 1 night
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New York City

— 4 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to New York City is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. In September, New York City is little chillier than Punta Cana - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to New Haven.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New Haven

— 1 night
New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Henry Whitfield State Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hammonasset Beach State Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Haven trip planner.

Drive from New York City to New Haven in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in New Haven dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport

— 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner.

You can drive from New Haven to Newport in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Boston

— 3 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: Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum), Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (in Barnstable) and Falmouth (Shining Sea Bikeway & Highfield Hall & Gardens). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, contemplate the long history of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, and take in the views from Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newport to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Boston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Salem

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Pickering Wharf, examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, then look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner, and finally walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salem itinerary builder.

Getting from Boston to Salem by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, Salem is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Portland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, and then indulge your taste buds at The Maine Brew Bus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portland attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Acadia National Park

— 1 night

First Eastern 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, then see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and then trek along Precipice Trail. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, then cruise along Park Loop Road, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Acadia National Park trip tool.

You can drive from Portland to Acadia National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Acadia National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.