21 days in United States Itinerary

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Lincoln
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North Conway
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Portland
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Eastham
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Lake George
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Lincoln — 3 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Explore hidden gems such as The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park and Franconia Notch State Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Clark's Trading Post and Off-Road Tours. Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Weirs Beach (Monkey Trunks & Weirs Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, cruise along Franconia Notch, make a splash at Whale's Tale Waterpark, and take in the awesome beauty at Cannon Mountain.

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Montreal, Canada to Lincoln is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Lincoln when traveling from Montreal in July, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to North Conway.
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North Conway — 2 nights

North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Gorge, glide through natural beauty at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, then admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jackson Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): fly down the slopes at Cranmore Mountain Resort, take a peaceful walk through White Mountain National Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge.

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Traveling by car from Lincoln to North Conway takes 1.5 hours. In July in North Conway, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portland.
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Portland — 5 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Strawbery Banke Museum and Victoria Mansion. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maine Maritime Museum and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Goose Rocks Beach (in Cape Porpoise), Gooch's Kennebunk Beach (in Kennebunk) and Pirate's Cove (in Old Orchard Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Higgins Beach, stroll through Long Sands Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, and trek along Giant's Stairs Trail.

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Traveling by car from North Conway to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Portland are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eastham.
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Eastham — 4 nights

Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nauset Beach and Coast Guard Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Marconi Beach and Chatham Lighthouse Beach. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skaket Beach, get engrossed in the history at Salt Pond Visitor Center, and get curious at Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Eastham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Eastham, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lake George.
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Lake George — 6 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Relax by the water at Million Dollar Beach and Schroon Lake Town Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Prospect Mountain and Natural Stone Bridge and Caves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake George: National Bottle Museum (in Ballston Spa), Lake Placid (Mirror Lake & Uihlein Maple Research Forest) and Adirondack Wildlife Refuge (in Wilmington). There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get engrossed in the history at Fort William Henry Museum, tee off at Gooney Golf, and make a splash at Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor.

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Traveling by car from Eastham to Lake George takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Eastham in July, Lake George is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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Cape Cod travel guide

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Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.
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