25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive
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Detroit
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kennebunkport
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston
— 2 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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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.
You've added White House, Museum of the Bible, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Washington DC to go to Harpers Ferry and see The Point, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Washington DC is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Washington DC is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hawksbill Mountain as well as Rose River Falls. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Rose River Falls, and then do a tasting at Stone Mountain Vineyards. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in July, Shenandoah National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 19th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington and then get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Pittsburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Shenandoah National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Pittsburgh, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Detroit.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Tours

Detroit

— 3 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Step out of Detroit with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Frankenmuth--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, appreciate the history behind Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, and explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Detroit trip planner.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Detroit by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Detroit sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Buffalo.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buffalo

— 2 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Niagara Falls Observation Tower has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Buffalo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Detroit to Buffalo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Buffalo, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Buffalo

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Watkins Glen

— 1 night
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Watkins Glen trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Buffalo to Watkins Glen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
You've now added White Mountains to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at White Mountains.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Portland in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Heart of Acadia Loop, contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road. On the next day, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Acadia National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Acadia National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Kennebunkport

— 1 night
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kennebunkport driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Kennebunkport in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Acadia National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kennebunkport: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Boston

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. On the 30th (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stroll around Boston Public Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston visit planning site.

You can drive from Kennebunkport to Boston in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kennebunkport in July, Boston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. You'll set off for New York City on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Boston

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palisades Center, Queens Center, Broadway, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

Plan trip to New York City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 1 night
Zipline has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): catch a live event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC holiday website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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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.