28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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North Conway
— 1 night
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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East Haddam
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Cape May
— 2 nights
Ferry to Lewes, DE, Taxi to Rehoboth Beach
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Rehoboth Beach
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Burlington
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North Conway — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center and then identify plant and animal life at Bretton Woods Canopy Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): fly down the slopes at Shawnee Peak and then fly down the slopes at Bear Notch Ski Touring Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read North Conway trip site.

Montreal, Canada to North Conway is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.
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Portland — 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Casco Bay Islands and Quarry Road Trails. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Kennebunkport (Walker's Point & St. Ann's Episcopal Church), Harris Farm Cross Country Skiing (in Dayton) and Footbridge Beach (in Ogunquit).

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary site.

Getting from North Conway to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Portland are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boston.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sandwich Glass Museum and Otis House. Popular historic sites such as Mount Auburn Cemetery and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette (in Attleboro), Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth) and Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Walden Pond State Reservation, stroll through Minute Man National Historical Park, and see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Boston visit site.

Drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newport.
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Newport — 2 nights

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see what you can catch with Fish'n Tales Adventures, visit a coastal fixture at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Ocean Drive Historic District. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Newport trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to East Haddam.
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East Haddam — 2 nights

East Haddam is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Prudence Crandall Museum and then contemplate the long history of Gillette Castle State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Machimoodus State Park and then hike along Airline North State Park Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read East Haddam trip planning tool.

Getting from Newport to East Haddam by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.
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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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and Fifth Avenue. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and stroll around The High Line.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder tool.

Drive from East Haddam to New York City in 2.5 hours. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cape May.
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Cape May — 2 nights

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the galleries of Emlen Physick Estate and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Cape May Meadows. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Cape May Point State Park and then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape May online sightseeing planner.

Getting from New York City to Cape May by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In May in Cape May, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rehoboth Beach.
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Rehoboth Beach — 1 night

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
On the 10th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at James Farm Ecological Preserve and then learn insider's secrets on Delmarva Discovery Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rehoboth Beach route website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Cape May to Rehoboth Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 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.
Visiting Tidal Basin and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery are in your itinerary. Step out of Washington DC to go to Gettysburg and see Devils Den, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip app.

You can drive from Rehoboth Beach to Washington DC in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Burlington.
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Burlington — 3 nights

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Step out of the city life by going to Eden Dogsledding and Rikert Nordic Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Sugarbush Resort (in Warren) and Middlebury College Snow Bowl (in Hancock). There's more to do: take a tour by water with 3rd Alarm Charters & Guide Service and explore the landscape on two wheels at Shelburne Bay Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Burlington trip planning tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Burlington in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Burlington reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.
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Maine travel guide

4.6
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.
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Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Nightlife
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.
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Rhode Island travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.
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Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Theaters · Room Escape Games
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.
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New York State travel guide

4.5
Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Historic Sites
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.
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New Jersey travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.
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Delaware travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.
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Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.
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