28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Hartford
— 1 night
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Mystic
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Lewes
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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St. Michaels
— 2 nights
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Ocean City
— 2 nights
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Drive to Hampton
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Hampton
— 1 night
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Holderness
— 2 nights
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North Conway
— 1 night
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Atlantic City
— 2 nights
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Princeton
— 2 nights
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Paramus
— 1 night
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Bennington
— 2 nights
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Stowe
— 2 nights
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Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 11th (Sun), head outdoors with Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary planning tool.

Grand Rapids to Asheville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Grand Rapids in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Asheville, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hartford.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Adventure

Side Trip

Hartford

— 1 night
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Mark Twain House & Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and then test your problem-solving skills at Adventure Rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hartford trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Hartford takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mystic

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 14th (Wed), try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino and then look and learn at Mystic Seaport Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Mystic travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hartford to Mystic by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Mystic are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lewes.

Things to do in Mystic

Childrens Museums · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lewes

— 1 night
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. On the 15th (Thu), stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange of Rehoboth, take a leisurely stroll along Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, then indulge your taste buds at Eating Rehoboth, and finally kick back and relax at Cape Henlopen State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lewes online holiday maker.

Drive from Mystic to Lewes in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Lewes sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Lewes

Tours · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Wilmington

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the galleries of Nemours Estate, then take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum And Library, then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and finally snap pictures at Wooddale Covered Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Lewes to Wilmington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Wilmington sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 17th (Sat), stroll around Fort Williams Park, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, then take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, and finally admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, and then wander the streets of Old Port.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portland online day trip planner.

You can fly from Wilmington to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Wilmington in October: high temperatures in Portland hover around 62°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bar Harbor trip simple and quick.

Drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to St. Michaels.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Michaels

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then head off the coast to Tilghman Island, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lyon Rum Distillery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our St. Michaels trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to St. Michaels in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Bar Harbor in October, expect St. Michaels to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in St. Michaels

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ocean City

— 2 nights

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ocean City sightseeing tool.

You can drive from St. Michaels to Ocean City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Ocean City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then get great views at The Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry itinerary planner.

Getting from Ocean City to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ocean City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Harpers Ferry, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hampton.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hampton

— 1 night
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Market Square, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Blue Ocean Discovery Center, then stroll through Hampton Beach State Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smuttynose Brewing Company.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hampton day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Harpers Ferry to Hampton with the Route module. When traveling from Harpers Ferry in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Hampton, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Holderness.

Things to do in Hampton

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Holderness

— 2 nights
Holderness is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stop by The Old Country Store, admire the landmark architecture of Castle in the Clouds, then do a tasting at Hermit Woods Winery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Holderness road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hampton to Holderness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hampton in October, Holderness is slightly colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Holderness

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for gifts at Naked Bohemian, take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, then cruise along Kancamagus Highway, and finally snap pictures at Saco River Covered Bridge. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge, then learn about winemaking at White Mountain Winery, and then look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read North Conway trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Holderness to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Holderness in October, North Conway is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 45°F. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Atlantic City.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Atlantic City

— 2 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at New Jersey Korean War Memorial, take a leisurely stroll along Atlantic City Boardwalk, then try to win big at Borgata Casino, and finally try your luck at Harrah's Atlantic City Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlantic City attractions planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Atlantic City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from North Conway, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Atlantic City, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Princeton.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Fun & Games · Casinos · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Princeton

— 2 nights

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, deepen your understanding at Princeton University, then admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Washington Crossing Historic Park, then try to win big at Parx Casino, then stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, and finally test your team's savvy at Amazing Escape Room Princeton.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Princeton tour planner.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Princeton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and tram; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Paramus.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

Side Trips

Paramus

— 1 night
Paramus is a borough in Bergen County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stop by Rockland Bakery, then get to know the resident critters at Bergen County Zoological Park, and then enjoy some diversion at Gun For Hire Shooting Range.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paramus online travel planner.

Drive from Princeton to Paramus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Paramus can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Bennington.

Things to do in Paramus

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Bennington

— 2 nights
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at MASS MoCA, then take some stellar pictures from Bennington Battle Monument, and then look for gifts at Northshire Bookstore.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bennington road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Paramus to Bennington takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paramus in November: high temperatures in Bennington hover around 49°F and lows are around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Bennington

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Stowe

— 2 nights

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Get out of town with these interesting Stowe side-trips: Montpelier (The Quirky Pet & Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks) and Burlington (Church Street Marketplace, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, &more). The adventure continues: hike along Stowe Recreation Path, sample the tasty concoctions at The Alchemist, sample the fine beverages at Green Mountain Distillers, and cruise along Smugglers Notch State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Stowe holiday maker website.

Drive from Bennington to Stowe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bennington in November, plan for slightly colder days in Stowe, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
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.

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.

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.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Waterfalls · Theme Parks · Ski Areas
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.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
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.

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.