22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Logan International Airport, Drive to Hyannis
— 5 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
— 2 nights
New York City
— 6 nights


Hyannis — 5 nights

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Get some cultural insight at Atwood Museum and Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Nauset Beach and Cape Cod National Seashore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyannis: Provincetown (MacMillan Wharf & Long Point), Eastham (Coast Guard Beach & Nauset Light Beach) and Marconi Beach (in Wellfleet). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Craigville Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gray's Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Cape Cod Maritime Museum, and head outdoors with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hyannis attractions planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Hyannis is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Hyannis. In August, daily temperatures in Hyannis can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Boston.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Boston — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Fine Arts and Newbury Street. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Walden Pond State Reservation (in Concord). And it doesn't end there: get lost in a book at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, explore the engaging exhibits at Boston Children's Museum, and explore the world behind art at Otis House.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Boston online trip builder.

Drive from Hyannis to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.
Museums · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips

Ogunquit — 1 night

Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Moody Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Ogunquit takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ogunquit when traveling from Boston in August, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 21st (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, hike along Precipice Trail, and then hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain and then examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor online travel planner.

Getting from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in August, expect nights in Bar Harbor to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lancaster.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Lancaster — 1 night

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, and then stop by Kitchen Kettle Village.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lancaster tour planner.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Lancaster in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Bar Harbor in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lancaster, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Niagara Falls.
Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips

Niagara Falls — 1 night

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lancaster to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rochester.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip

Rochester — 2 nights

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 25th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of The Wadsworth Homestead, stroll around Seabreeze Amusement Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ontario Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Strong National Museum of Play, stroll through Lazy Acre Alpacas, and then tee off at Ravenwood Golf Club.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rochester online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Rochester, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips

New York City — 6 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, stroll around The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and make a trip to Fifth Avenue.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rochester to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rochester in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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

Beaches · Lighthouses · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.

Lancaster County travel guide

Theaters · Gift & Specialty Shops · Theme Parks
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
The core of Pennsylvania's famed "Dutch Country" lies in Lancaster County, a compact area in the southeastern portion of the state. The county features a rolling landscape of green fields and gentle hills, interspersed with small towns and Amish farms. Despite its somewhat misleading nickname, the county is not home to Dutch but German-speaking Swiss Anabaptists, who began settling in religiously tolerant Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. Although Lancaster County thrives on tourism and the Amish community is its main attraction, the Amish themselves remain an intensely private people who are not particularly fond of camera-toting visitors. To learn about their hard-working way of life respectfully, take a trip to one of their hardwood furniture showrooms, clustered around the county's main roads.

Finger Lakes travel guide

Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.