30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Portland
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Hampton
— 1 night
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Providence
— 2 nights
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Manchester
— 1 night
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Hartford
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Ocean City
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Baltimore
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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, see the interesting displays at 5th Maine Museum, then see the interesting displays at Umbrella Cover Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Eastern Cemetery, and finally do a tasting at Maine Mead Works.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland day trip planning site.

Denver to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Denver in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hampton.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Hampton

— 1 night
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Blue Ocean Discovery Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium, and finally steep yourself in history at Tuck Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hampton trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Hampton takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Hampton

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Boston

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old State House and Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Your inner history buff will appreciate Trinity Church and Old South Church. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Adams National Historical Park, get to know the fascinating history of HarborWalk, head off the coast to Castle Island, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arlington Street Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip planner.

You can drive from Hampton to Boston in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Providence.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Providence

— 2 nights

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of First Baptist Church in America, then admire the landmark architecture of Providence Athenaeum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Providence Children's Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Lippitt House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Benefit Street, contemplate the long history of The Stephen Hopkins House, then get engrossed in the history at John Brown House Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Providence Performing Arts Center.

Before you visit Providence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Boston to Providence by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Manchester

— 1 night
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Equinox Preservation Trust, then see the interesting displays at The American Museum of Fly Fishing, then experience rural life at North Meadow Farm, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lye Brook Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Museum of the Creative Process and then play a few rounds at The Golf Club at Equinox.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Manchester trip planning site.

Getting from Providence to Manchester by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Providence in April, Manchester is slightly colder at night with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Parks · Golf · Nature

Albany

— 2 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Nine Pin Cider Works.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Albany road trip website.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Albany takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Hartford

— 2 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Butler-McCook Homestead, then stroll the grounds of Ancient Burying Ground, and finally make a trip to Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Joseph, take an in-depth tour of Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Real Art Ways, and finally stroll around Bushnell Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hartford attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Albany to Hartford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Hartford are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

New York City

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Long Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Ground Zero Museum Workshop and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, go for a walk through Times Square, get advice or help at The Morgan Library & Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City visit planner.

You can drive from Hartford to New York City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hartford in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): engage your brain at Penn Museum, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American Jewish History, steep yourself in history at Christ Church, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then wander the streets of Independence Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia holiday maker.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Wilmington

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Delaware Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then explore the world behind art at The Delaware Contemporary, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Wilmington takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ocean City.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Ocean City

— 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Ocean City Screams Haunted House, shop like a local with Flashback Old Time Photos, then examine the collection at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Marty's Playland.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ocean City trip planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Ocean City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Ocean City

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Baltimore

— 1 night

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, examine the collection at Jewish Museum of Maryland, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baltimore Basilica. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at USS Torsk, explore the galleries of Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, then examine the collection at Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Alphonsus Church.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Baltimore trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Baltimore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Ocean City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Baltimore, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Great Falls Park and U.S. National Arboretum. Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Kenmore Plantation and Gardens are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Fredericksburg (Mary Washington House, Chatham Manor, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Baltimore to Washington DC in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · 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.

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.

New York State travel guide

4.5
Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
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.

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.

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.