22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Austin
— 4 nights
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Camden
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Des Moines
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 5 nights

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Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Antonio (The San Antonio River Walk, The Alamo, &more), Lake Travis Zipline Adventures (in Volente) and Barn Pottery (in New Braunfels). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, and explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin journey planning website.

Seattle to Austin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Austin. While traveling from Seattle, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Camden.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Camden

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beech Hill Reserve, and finally make a trip to Curtis Island Light. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Morning In Maine Boat Tour, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Owl's Head State Park, and finally look for gifts at French & Brawn Market Place.

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Traveling by flight from Austin to Camden takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in September, expect Camden to be cooler, temps between 69°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Winter Harbor (Schoodic Point & Whopaints Gallery). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Turrets Seaside Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip maker.

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, then head off the coast to Cabbage Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boothbay Region Land Trust, get a new perspective on things with Hardy Boat Cruise, and then enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): sample some tasty brews at The Maine Brew Bus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portland driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Des Moines.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Des Moines

— 3 nights
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Venture out of the city with trips to Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa (in Madrid), Brenton Arboretum (in Dallas Center) and Guthrie County Historical Village (in Panora). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from High Trestle Trail Bridge, test your team's savvy at Breakout Games - Des Moines, grab your bike and head to Clive Greenbelt Trail, and stroll through Saylorville Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Des Moines road trip website.

Fly from Portland to Des Moines in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland to Des Moines, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in September; daily highs in Des Moines reach 80°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Seattle

— 5 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Dedicate the 23rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Des Moines to Seattle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Des Moines, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

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.