18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive
3
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Acadia National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail and Carriage Roads. There's still lots to do: trek along Great Head Trail, stroll through Gorham Mountain Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Acadia National Park road trip app.

Washington to Acadia National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in June, things will get slightly colder in Acadia National Park: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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.
On the 9th (Wed), cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the activities along Casco Bay, then trek along Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Beth Condon Pathway.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Portland journey planner.

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In June in Portland, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Family-friendly places like Heritage Museums & Gardens and Shining Sea Bikeway will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Sandwich Glass Museum (in Sandwich), Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (in Barnstable) and Cape Cod Children's Museum (in Mashpee). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and stroll around Rose Kennedy Greenway.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in June, Boston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Empire State Building. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll through The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

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You can fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Family-friendly places like Longwood Gardens and Franklin Square will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Valley Forge to see Valley Forge National Historical Park about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, hike along Kelly Drive, examine the collection at Please Touch Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Joan of Arc Statue.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia tour planner.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Charlotte

— 1 night

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 23rd (Wed), hike along Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, then get in on the family fun at Richard Petty Driving Experience, then look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, and finally hike along Buzzard Rock Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Charlotte road trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Charlotte in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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.